PokéNews (April 17, Round 2): Pokémon Detective Pikachu / Pokémon TCG

Today’s Pokémon news: various tidbits for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, but also…

  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon Size Chart Collection: Kanto to Alola
  • 2019 Pokémon Europe International Championships
  • Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

It has been announced that a Pokémon Detective Pikachu pop-up store will open in London next month, on May 3rd and May 4th. It will be located near the Covent Garden station.

This pop-up store will feature the following:

Ground floor (inspired by Detective Pikachu himself)

  • various photo opportunities alongside bright yellow walls
  • coffee bar with Detective Pikachu-printed coffee, hot chocolate drinks, yellow turmeric lattes, and yellow bubble tea

Basement (inspired by the neon noir style of Ryme City)

  • interactive karaoke booths
  • nail art stands by WAH Nails

There will also be various activities, siuch as workshops touching on themes and moments from the film:

  • recharge yoga with Frame
  • Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy
  • Psyduck-inspired relaxation head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Sqaud
  • Mr. Mime-inspired miming classes with Electric Cabaret

Those workshops will be free, but you will need a ticket to attend!

Speaking of Pokémon Detective Pikachu, here’s a picture of a really tasty collaboration with Roll Ice Cream Factory:

Source: Gamer / Warner Bros.

Pokémon TCG

Here’s some more cards from the Sky Generations set for the Pokémon TCG, releasing on April 26th in Japan:

Speaking of the Pokémon TCG, it’s been announced that pre-release tournaments will be held from April 20th to April 28th in the United States, ahead of the release of the Unbroken Bonds expansion. Fans who attend will receive the following:

  • Build & Battle Box containing a 23-card Evolution pack
    • exclusive foil promo card
    • four 10-card booster packs

There’s 4 possible promo cards you can get:

  • Volcanion
  • Stakataka
  • Melmetal
  • Persian

For more details about the tournaments and the promo cards, check out this post on the official website!

Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Size Chart Collection: Kanto to Alola

The Pokémon Company have released a rather interesting book for the Pokémon series in the United States, called Pokémon Size Chart Collection: Kanto to Alola. As the name implies, it compares the size of absolutely all the Pokémon from the various Pokémon regions: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola. The Pokémon are displayed on seven pull-out posters, allowing you to see at a glance which are the largest and smallest Pokémon… and all those in-between.

The book does cover the Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, but also Ultra Beasts and the Alolan forms. The posters can be easily unfolded for viewing/display, and then neatly folded back up for storage. They also have perforated edges, allowing you to display them wherever you want.

Here’s some pictures:

Source: The Pokémon Company

2019 Pokémon Europe International Championships

Just like all major Pokémon competitions, the 2019 Pokémon Europe International Championships will get various livestreams for those of you want to follow the event, but cannot attend in person. Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company shared details about the streams for all sections of the tournament: VGC, TGC, and Pokkén Tournament DX.

Click here to check out the full schedule for the livestreams!

Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!

Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, airing this Sunday in Japan:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel (again, embeds are disabled):




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